Spleen: Development, anatomy and reactive lymphoid proliferations.

TitleSpleen: Development, anatomy and reactive lymphoid proliferations.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsCrane GM, Liu Y-C, Chadburn A
JournalSemin Diagn Pathol
Date Published2021 Mar

The unique architecture of the spleen enables it to play a key role in the interactions between the circulatory, reticuloendothelial and immune systems. Response to circulating antigens in the setting of infection, autoimmune disease or other conditions may result in a range of benign lymphoid proliferations. Moreover, patients with underlying immune deficiency may also show abnormal lymphoid proliferations within the spleen. This review will highlight the histologic, immunophenotypic and clinical features of reactive lymphoid proliferations to aid in their recognition and provide a context for understanding their development in relation to normal splenic structure and function.

Alternate JournalSemin Diagn Pathol
PubMed ID32591155
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